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Old December 17th, 2000, 00:00   #3
chopchop
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Default Re: On Road and Off Road Diesel and Fuel Oil Are NOT the Same

Ah, I see what you mean now, Skypup..... We call the agricultural stuff "Red Diesel" here, because it's dyed red. It costs about one third of the price of road diesel, but if you're caught with it in your car on the road, the authorities come down on you like a ton of bricks. The dye they use will remain there even after several flushings with ordinary diesel. Random checks are carried out.

Don't know if it's identical to the ordinary stuff and thus low-sulphur nowadays (I suspect not, otherwise the older farm vehicles' injection pumps would probably be prematurely knackered)- other than just the dye, but I'm sure some UK member will know.
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